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Did You Know Your Drapes Need Cleaning

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

A good rule-of-thumb is to clean drapes approximately every two years. A recent survey by SERVPRO disclosed that the average customer believes drapes should be cleaned when they look dirty. Depending on your heating system, the amount of smokers in the home, and other factors, drapes may not show soil for two to six years. The oily atmospheric soil will gradually cause the fabric to deteriorate. Often, direct sunlight is unjustly blamed for this. You may triple the life of your draperies through professional cleaning, which is relatively inexpensive compared to replacement costs.

Professional Cleaning

When your draperies need cleaning, make certain they are dry cleaned ONLY. Only a small percentage of materials can be laundered. If in doubt, call us for advice. Be discriminating in your choice of professional dry cleaners. Some cleaners have equipment designed for clothes cleaning, while others have equipment specifically designed for draperies.

SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel has an exclusive process of dry cleaning draperies right in your home. There’s no need to have your home or office exposed while your draperies are out being cleaned. We inject a specially formulated solvent into your drapery under pressure and extract the chemical, leaving your drapes clean. This special process results in no damage or shrinkage to the material. Most importantly, you will get quality cleaning at a reasonable price.

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Water Damage Goes Hand in Hand With Fire Damage and SERVPRO Can Help With Both

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Water and fire are the two most common disasters to befall a home. Fire damage is usually easy to see, but fire leaves behind smoke and soot damages even in places the fire never touched. Water damage is also easy to spot if your home had been flooded or you have a serious plumbing problem. However, it can also be hidden behind walls, in flooring and the attic or basement, which is just as dangerous.

Dealing with Water Damage

Water damage restoration in Laguna Hills / Laguna Niguel is often required after a fire because of the liberal use of water to extinguish the fire. This water may cause even more damage to the property and belongings than the actual fire caused. Carpets, upholstery, clothing and other absorbent material may have become soaking wet and would need to be removed and replaced. Only a professional water damage restorer, such as SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/ Laguna Niguel, can determine what items can be cleaned to their pre-damaged condition and what items need to be replaced.

It is recommended that action be taken immediately, because the longer the damage is left unattended, the bigger the chances of it eventually becoming a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus and mildew, much sooner rather than later. The excess water needs to be removed and the area completely dried. A professional will also have the expertise and equipment to detect hidden moisture that could develop into potentially mold.

Putting Out Fire Damage

Fire damage in Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel, CA may consist of blistering on the walls, soot settling on everything and the odor of smoke on clothing and furniture. This odor is not removable by standard means and requires the special equipment of professional restoration experts who use ozone neutralizers and other means.

When looking for a water or fire restoration company in Laguna Hills, it’s recommended to approach a company that will give immediate help. The longer you wait for restoration, the more difficult the job will be.

You can expect highly trained technicians, like us here at SERVPRO to use the latest restoration equipment. Whether you have a small kitchen fire or a completely destroyed room, it’s worth calling a professional to examine the area. It’s the same for flooding. Even the most minute exercise of due diligence can help save your house from an even bigger damage. It’s a simple step to make, with little cost attached to it, especially when you look at it from the perspective of saving your home as much as you possibly can.

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How SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel Can Help!

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Having a restoration plan in place can save you a lot of money and grief after any damage has occurred at your Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel property. The first thing to do is seek professional help. The sooner professionals can start the restoration, the better.

What do professional restoration services do?

As soon as you call in the experienced IICRC-certified business such as SERVPRO professionals, they assess the situation and develop a plan. Once the plan is finalized, they get to work.

Who covers the cost? 

Most damage restoration can be expensive. Filing an insurance claim is not always easy. If you need help, SERVPRO professionals can guide you in filing your insurance claim as well. Our technicians have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies, and they can help you through the process.

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We Are IICRC Certified!

5/27/2022 (Permalink)

What is IIRC? Click here to watch a short video IICRC Stands for - Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

SERVPRO IICRC -certified restorers have the knowledge and equipment to dry a home or facility after water damage breaks out (including substructure materials) completely back to preloss conditions. "Like it never even happened."

Through a timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other issues can be prevented, which is the best case scenario. If water damage has been present for too long without treatment, mold will occur, in the event of mold occurring we here at SERVPRO can also help with that.

All IICRC-certified professionals at SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel, CA have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, and remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return.

If you have any questions or think your business or home are in need of any water damage restoration, mold removal, or a check up give us a call! As certified professionals we are here and available to help.

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No More Explanation Needed

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Thesaurus matches A breakdown of "Like it never even happened."

When you go through a stressful time with your property, why call SERVPRO? SERVPRO will ensure that your property will be restored to peak condition - "Like it never even happened."

That right there is the operative phrase! Everyone hopes to get through whatever issue they may be having - water damage, fire damage, pesky mold that may have snuck up on you - and the light at the end of the tunnel in each of these situations is the promise of return to normalcy once everything is done. No more loud equipment, no more people in and out of your home, no more stress.

So call the PRO's - we will make sure it will be "Like it never even happened."

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Fight Mold Through Laguna Hills Water Damage Restoration Services

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growing on walls A close up of mold growing on a wall.

As spring approaches, (with summer close at its heels), flowers are soon to be all a-bloom. The downside of this mild weather is the chance that you might find yourself uncontrollably sneezing even inside your home. 

Mold can grow anywhere inside your home, particularly in places where there is water damage.

Mold exposure is also a major concern for homeowners who live in climates with more months of precipitation and rain. Mold is useful as an agent that breaks down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but having them inside your home is another story. 

Black mold is actually greenish black found on materials that have been damaged by water, such as wood, straw, wicker, hay, and cardboard. When you suspect the presence of mold, act immediately by signing up for Laguna Hills mold damage restoration services.

Where can Mold be found?

Mold can grow anywhere inside the house, but most especially in high-moisture areas, or in spaces damaged by water or where water tend to pool. The usual spots are damp, dark spaces, such as the cellar or basement, as well as in bathrooms, kitchens (particularly under the sink) and on windows. Mold will also thrive unnoticed in damp, wet places, such as your dishwasher, particularly when this appliance is not maintained properly by leaving it clean and dry.

If you suspect a mold problem in your home, find the source by looking for telltale signs of mold infestation, such as visible mold growth, musty odors, and excess moisture or humidity. Mold growth caused by water damage should be immediately addressed. Get help from companies such as SERVPRO, which offers water damage restoration in Laguna Hills, to save you from the detrimental effects of rampant mold growth in your home.

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Mold Job

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Containment Barrier This is a containment and decon chamber separating the living space from the affected area.

With big containment comes big responsibility! 

SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel has YEARS of experience and expertise when it comes to mold. We are committed to making sure that your property is a healthy space for your and your loved ones to be in. We will work hard to ensure your space is a mold-free environment. 

We work hard to make sure that this is Serpvor Cleaned and to make sure that you are not alone during this frustrating process.

Call SERVPRO today and let us walk the path with you. 

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Ventilation Systems

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Laguna Hills / Laguna Niguel Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning

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Lets Talk Cleaning

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.

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